2017 | The Year Tablet Computers Takeover ?
Tablets have been around for many years, nearly as long as laptops. I have been using one since 2001 and they were pretty uncommon at this point but apple first made and manufactured a tablet in the 1980s. With their latest product due to release in the next few months being the Apple iPad.
It seems in the last couple of months many tablet PCs have been announced and ready to be sold. All in one go ? (Possibly due to the fuss over the Apple iPad.) Almost like a tablet takeover.
Will tablets be the next big thing, or just an extra accessory to the laptop. I believe that laptops will never be replaced by tablets due to the lack of keyboard, and the ability to efficiently include all the hardware a laptop does inside the screen of a tablet, along with good enough battery life.
There have in the last 3 months been 12 Tablets announced from various different company’s. Many to rival the new Apple iPad……
- ExoPC Slate
- HP Touchsmart TM2
- X2 iTablet
- Lenovo IdeaPad S10
- Digital Rise X9
- Lenovo Thinkpad X201
- Lenovo Thinkpad X201t
- Acer Aspire 1820PT
- Panasonic Toughbook C1
- Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T
This was with only a quick scan of the internet. There are properly many more with a bit more search. Also only being 2 months into the new year I am sure there will be more released before the end of the year.
Time will tell who gets the advantage. My bets are on Apple as they have created so much build up to this product and the number of pre-orders Apple are expecting to take.
But why the sudden need for Tablets? Why only now after being available for many years are they beginning to be everywhere, with all companies getting in the Tablet industry ?